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    Vienna, 21 January 2015


    On the occasion of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust (27 January)

    the Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations in Vienna and the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna

    invite media to attend the

    commemorative ceremony and opening of the exhibition

    "A Monument of Good Deeds"

    Dreams and Hopes of Children During the Holocaust"


    Tuesday, 27 January 2015 at 12.45 p.m.

    in the

    Rotunda, Vienna International Centre

    Speakers include:

    UNOV Director-General Yury Fedotov,

    Permanent Representative of Israel H.E. Ambassador Zvi Heifetz,

    Permanent Representative of P. R. China H.E. Ambassador Jingye Cheng,

    Permanent Representative of Spain H.E. Ambassador Gonzalo De Salazar Serantes.

    Moderated by Martin Nesirky, Director, United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna.

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    The exhibition is dedicated to the children who perished in the Holocaust and their legacies. Only in rare cases did these children leave something tangible behind by which they might be remembered. The stories in this exhibition enable us to remember those children and their fate. The design of the exhibition evokes an empty classroom. Each board encapsulates the child's life before, and during, the Holocaust. Some of the boards offer interactive elements.

    The exhibition will be on display in the Rotunda, VIC from 27 January to 6 February 2015.

    Media representatives who wish to attend and who are not already accredited to the VIC should write to Please register no later than 12 noon on Monday 26 January 2015.


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    For further information please contact:

    Irene Hoeglinger-Neiva
    Public Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-4448
    Mobile: (+43-699) 1458-4448
    Email: irene.hoeglinger-neiva[at]